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Representatives of Poland's Ministry of Culture and National Heritage join Robert H. Malott Director of Hoover Library & Archives, Eric Wakin (far right), at the signing ceremony in the historic Royal Castle in Warsaw.
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Hoover Joins The Polish Ministry Of Culture And National Heritage To Digitize And Make Available Thousands Of WWII Gulag Testimonies

Monday, January 30, 2017

On January 25th, representatives of Hoover Institution Library & Archives and three units of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage met in a ceremony celebrating an agreement to provide free digital access to some of Hoover’s most important materials about Soviet totalitarianism and its legacy. With the support of Poland’s Central Archives of Modern Records, National Digital Archives, and Witold Pilecki Center for Totalitarian Studies, thousands of testimonies of Polish survivors of the Soviet Gulag preserved in Hoover’s Władysław Anders collection will be given full digital access in both the original Polish and English translation. 

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Nazi Party Biography of Wilhelm Schmitz, Box 1, Folder 3, Theodore Abel papers, Hoover Archive
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Newly Digitized Nazi Biograms Now Available

Monday, January 9, 2017

Hoover Archives has digitized and made available more than 3,700 pages of autobiographical sketches written by members of the Nazi Party. The documents are from the Theodore Abel papers.The collection of this noted sociologist allows researchers incredibly valuable insight into the workings of authoritarian regimes and the ideological beliefs of their members.

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Hoover Announces the Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty Historical Recording Description Project

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives seeks volunteer contributors to audition and describe digitized recordings from the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty broadcast archives.

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Hoover Launches New Milton Friedman Website

Friday, November 18, 2016

Hoover announces the launch of The Collected Works of Milton Friedman, the largest collection of Friedman’s work available on the internet.

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The Hungarian Revolution, 1956.
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Rare Coverage of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising Now Available to Researchers

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

This month Hoover Library & Archives marks the sixtieth anniversary of the famed 1956 revolution in Hungary by digitizing and making available rare scripts documenting the event from our Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty collection, collaborating with the Hungarian National Széchényi Library to make rare recordings of the event available online, and opening an exhibition of Hungarian Revolution-related materials in the Hoover Tower Rotunda.
 

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Hoover Library & Archives Introduces New Open Source Software On GitHub

Monday, September 26, 2016

This week, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives announces the debut of its GitHub page. GitHub is the world’s leading repository of open-source software, and we are thrilled to be able to share some tools we developed for our audiovisual labs.

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A dollar bill carried aboard and signed by the members of the bombing crew on July 1, 1946 (Beth Flippen Scheel collection, box 1)
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Hoover Marks The Seventieth Anniversary Of “Operation Crossroads” With The Release Of Rare Sound Recordings

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

This week Hoover Library & Archives announces the public release of rare and unique sound recordings that document the July 1946 detonation of nuclear bombs on the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands—one of the most significant events in the history of nuclear energy. The recordings, part of Hoover’s United States Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service records, detail the preparation, process, and aftermath of the nuclear testing known seventy years ago as “Operation Crossroads.” Since the first detonation on July 1, 1946, the Bikini Atoll tests have become emblematic of the dawn of the nuclear age and the beginning of the Cold War.

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Al-Jihad, No. 61
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Thousands of Rare Afghan Periodicals Now Available Online

Monday, June 27, 2016

This month, Hoover Library & Archives announce the launch of a database that will allow users access to Hoover’s Afghan Partisan Serials (APS) collection, one of the most significant collections of Afghan periodicals in the world. The APS, a major contribution to the preservation of Middle Eastern history, consists of a careful selection of more than four thousand individual issues of twenty-nine newspapers and journals published in Dari, Pushto, Arabic, and English.

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RFE/RL Corporate Records, Box 100, Folder 39, Hoover Institution Archives
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Hoover’s Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Russian Service Archive Now Available Online

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Hoover’s extensive Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Russian Service (Radio Svoboda) holdings are now available through an online database built in collaboration with the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA).

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Mary Churchill Soames christening the B-17 bomber “Stage Door Canteen.” Also pictured: Sir Laurence Olivier (left), Vivien Leigh, and Frederick Anderson. [ Frederick Anderson papers, Reel 24]
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Hoover Preserves 1940s Color Films Featuring Winston Churchill, Vivien Leigh, And Sir Laurence Olivier

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Films from the Frederick L. Anderson Collection at the Hoover Library & Archives were preserved recently with funding from a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation. The three films were shot by Frederick Anderson, a US Air Force major general during World War II, and include scenes of bomb damage, as well as footage of Winston Churchill and his wife in Cuba, Winston Churchill’s daughters Mary Churchill Soames and Sarah Churchill, and actors Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh.

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